<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:09:33 -0800 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:09:33 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Watch this "Machine Gun" Laser Mosquitos in Slow-Mo]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:30:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_mosquitozapper0304001_1500x845.jpg
New high-tech bug zapper identifies certain types of mosquitoes, then shoots them out of the air with low-power lasers.]]>
<![CDATA[Tinder Charging Age-Based Fee for New Update]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:58:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
If you are over 30, finding love on Tinder is going to be more expensive. The dating app has released a new premium version that includes two new features to help people connect, but the cost of the update...]]>
<![CDATA[Yahoo! Turns 20 With a Yodel]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:29:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/163*120/AP97030303425_YahooFilo.jpg
Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Monday, and the employees — and the Nasdaq bell in New York — are yodeling for joy. "We're thrilled," CFO Ken Goldman said before the Nasdaq yodeled...

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<![CDATA[Google Expansion Worries Hometown]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:58:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/google22.jpg
New expansion plans for Google headquarters, known as the Googleplex, has the city of Mountain View in a tough position as city leaders try to accommodate their biggest corporate taxpayer as well as non-Google...
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<![CDATA["Spring Forward": Apple Watch Expected at March Event]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:52:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/APPLE10.jpg
Could it be time for the Apple Watch's big debut? In its typical mysterious style, Apple announced on Thursday it will hold a “special event” on March 9, in San Francisco. While the Cupertino company didn't...

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<![CDATA[Uber and Starwood Hotels Partner]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:54:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber is partnering with Starwoods Hotels and Resorts rewards program. Now people in Starwood Hotel’s Preferred Guest program can earn hotel “points” at the chain...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:09:54 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/186*120/google12.jpg
Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

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<![CDATA[App Hails Cabs to Compete With Uber]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:38:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flywheel+app.JPG
A new smart phone app called Flywheel is promising to change the way you hail a taxi in San Diego, and it’s giving some taxi drivers real hope they can finally compete with Uber.]]>
<![CDATA[Dating App for Pot Smokers]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:49:48 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/High+There+App.jpg
Stoners looking for that special someone, rejoice: There is a new way to light up connections with others who share a love of weed. The app which is available for download from the Google Play Store is...

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<![CDATA[Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:22:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*121/GoogleMortgageCalculator.JPG
Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools.

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<![CDATA[Google Takes on Uber]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:29:36 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/uber-illustration-451549230.jpg
Self-driving cars, and now Uber? Google is reportedly working on an Uber competitor.

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<![CDATA[Using Drones to Map Emergency Disaster Routes]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:05:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/451783648.jpg
If a disaster were to strike San Diego, a map showing damage to roads, bridges and other infrastructure would be crucial for emergency crews to send out help. So an SDSU professor is trying to build just that.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl 2015: Top Moments on Twitter, Facebook]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:00:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/brady-belichick-sb49-win-462644256.jpg
Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks was the most-talked about NFL championship ever on Twitter and Facebook, the social media giants said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Cutting Class? New App Could Blow Your Cover]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:49:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/smart+phone+generic+.jpg
Want to see if your college student is skipping class? There’s an app for that! The start-up company Core Principle debuted its app, Class120 this month. The app costs $200 a year, and allows parents...]]>
<![CDATA[College Students Will Have a Harder Time Cutting Class ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:04:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_attendanceapp0129001_1500x845__677564.jpg
College students will have a much harder time trying to skip class now that parents and professors can track if they're in class or not.]]>
<![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:19:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:15:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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<![CDATA["Room" – Inside a Tesla – Offered on Airbnb]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:44:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/164*120/teslamain.JPG
Your home away from home in could come with a lithium ion battery... and four doors and a steering wheel.

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<![CDATA[Apple Promotes MLK Day Volunteerism]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:06:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/8-22-2013-MLK-on-MEET-THE-PRESS.jpg
Apple is defending its policy on Martin Luther King Day, which will be observed nationally on Monday Jan. 19, after a Silicon Valley media blog called out the company for not making it a paid holiday.

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<![CDATA[Feds Partner With Facebook, Bing For Amber Alerts]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:41:58 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook and the federal government announced that they are working together to fight child abduction. Get ready to see an Amber Alert pop up in your news feed.

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<![CDATA[Evolving Car Tech on Display at CES]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:22:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/driverless-car.jpg
The largest show of its kind is not a revolution, but an evolution of technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Sony Set to Release New High Quality Sound Walkman]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:10:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ZX2_close_up.jpg
Is the Walkman back? Sony has unveiled a new Walkman that it says will deliver a "pure sound quality for a more authentic, emotionally involving musical experience." But that experience will cost you.

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<![CDATA[First LG Phone with New Snapdragon Processor]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:57:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LG-Flex-phone-010515.jpg
LG Electronics unveiled the first phone to have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor at its heart.
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<![CDATA[All About That Bass: Music at CES]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:43:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/IMG_2038_speaker.JPG
Amazing sound, and the price is dropping.

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<![CDATA[Lending Club, Zendesk, GoPro On List of Top IPOs]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 08:02:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP604453903069.jpg
Biotech firms accounted for most of the IPO activity in the Bay Area in 2014, but the biggest gains came from other firms.

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<![CDATA[PlayStation, Xbox LIVE Seem Vulnerable After Hack]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:18:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/452458923.jpg
Gamers and console users were left with much to desire of Sony and Microsoft after a cyber attack shut down their online gaming networks Christmas Day, with some users still having issues Friday.

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<![CDATA[Minecraft Creator Outbids Jay-Z For $70M Home]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:57:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*160/52_104_fbc455ce9dee11e2b74c22000a9f14277.jpg
Creator of the world's best-selling computer game wins competition with Jay-Z and Beyonce for title for massive Beverly Hills home.

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<![CDATA[LA Taxis May Get Apps as Ride-Shares Get LAX Nod]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/generic+traffic+taxi+vg.jpg
Riders will notice changes as a result of initiatives by the city of LA to "level the playing field" in the competition between traditional taxi cabs and upstart ride share companies.

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<![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:03:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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